In the letter Fort states that members of the committee "are not sentimentalist," nor are they "influenced by union labor." Rather, their sole interest is the "welfare of our State" and the belief that "convicts should be treated sensibly and...
In the letter Fort discusses the adoption of the Long resolution in the state legislature, which directed that "no legislation regarding the convict lease system be considered during the present session." Fort believes that "the powers that be in...
In the letter, Mrs. Neill states that "the President of the Alabama Federation of Women's Clubs has been instructed to appoint a committee to visit the mines in which convict labor is employed." She tells Mrs. Toulmin that "the visit is to be made...
The messages report attacks by strikers on law enforcement officers and non-striking employees and request the governor send troops. The brief third telegram summarizes the situation (punctuation omitted as in original document): "Disorder and...
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